Mine mishap kills miner in Madhyapara
A miner was killed in an underground accident at a granite mining field in Dinajpur's Parbatipur upazila on Saturday night.
The dead is Mostafizar Rahman, 30, employee of Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC). GTC is a company responsible for maintenance and production of Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL).
According to witnesses, a large piece of granite collapsed on Mostafizar around 7:00pm when he and his coworkers were working in MGMCL's mining field.
The workers of the mining field rescued Mostafizar in a critical state and brought him to the surface.
Later, he was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, said Jabed Siddiqui, general manager of GTC.
A four-member probe committee -- headed by Abdullah Al Mamun, deputy general manager of MGMCL's underground mining operations -- was formed to investigate the accident.
Since April last year, at least three miners have been killed in the mining field.